K&L Gates Lawyers Provide Insights on Impact of COVID-19 Across Various Industries

March 2020

K&L Gates lawyers have contributed to a number of articles and commentaries regarding the COVID-19 outbreak and its legal implications on industries around the world. Below are some of the published articles that have captured our lawyers’ insights in this area (with links provided where accessible without a subscription) in addition to the extensive collection of client alerts, podcasts, webinars, and other materials provided by our team through the firm’s own COVID-19 resource center.

AmericanBanker.com, Can banks help rescue country without undercutting themselves?, 1 April 2020
Boston partner Stanley Ragalevsky is quoted in this article regarding the banking industry’s response to COVID-19.

, Spokane-area small businesses look to benefit from CARES Act, 31 March 2020
Washington, D.C., partner John ReVeal is quoted in this article regarding the CARES Act.

Law360, Mitigating Antitrust Risks With DOJ-FTC Pandemic Guidance, 31 March 2020
An article by Boston partner Chris Finnerty, Chicago partner Lauren Donahue, and associates Brian Smith and Jack Brodsky regarding antitrust risks during the COVID-19 crisis.

, Construction Slows During Pandemic, But Long-Term Outlook Is Unclear, 31 March 2020
This article cites Boston partner Steven Wright and associate John Gavin regarding the effect of the COVID-19 outbreak on the construction industry.

AWB.com (Association of Washington Business), Employers have new obligations for paid leave under the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act, 31 March 2020
This article cites and links to a K&L Gates alert on the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

TrailerBodyBuilders.com, NATM takes steps to educate members on COVID-19, 30 March 2020
This article notes an upcoming K&L Gates webinar for members of the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers on COVID-19 federal relief packages available.

, COVID-19 Prompts Telehealth Expansion to Home-bound Patients, 27 March 2020
This article cites an alert by Research Triangle Park partner Rebecca Schaefer and Pittsburgh associate Cheryl Choice regarding HIPPA updates during the COVID-19 crisis.

Daily Business Review
, Business Lawyers Look to Amended Bankruptcy Provision in $2 Trillion Stimulus Package, 27 March 2020
This article cites Miami partner Jeff Kucera regarding the bankruptcy provision of the COVID-19 stimulus package.

Bloomberg.com, Banks Poised for Big Win on Loan Losses in Senate’s Virus Bill, 26 March 2020
Washington, D.C., partner Dan Crowley is quoted in this article regarding the COVID-19 stimulus package.

AWB.org (Association of Washington Business), Washington's Small Businesses to Have Access to $377 Billion, Nationwide Relief Package, 26 March 2020
This article cites a K&L Gates alert regarding the COVID-19 stimulus package and notes Washington, D.C., government affairs counselor Mary Baker’s participation in an association CARES Act webinar.

S&P Global
, India lockdown: Domestic natural gas demand set to plummet, 26 March 2020
Singapore partner Lian Yok Tan is quoted in this article regarding India’s gas demand in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.

Bunnell Idea Group
, An Interview With Craig Budner, 24 March 2020
Video interview with global strategic growth partner Craig Budner on managing relationships, opportunities, and more during the COVID-19 pandemic.

GreenTechMedia.com, How to Give Certainty to US Renewables Regardless of a Stimulus Package, 24 March 2020
Seattle partner Elizabeth Crouse is quoted from a K&L Gates webinar in this article concerning the renewable energy sector and a possible COVID-19 stimulus package.

Agri-Pulse.com, Daybreak March 24: Advice to industry: Let workers know they’re essential, 24 March 2020
Washington, D.C., partner Jonathan Cohen is cited from a webinar in this column regarding business’ insurance policies relating to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Portland Business Journal
, Why some Oregon economic sectors could bounce back quickly, 23 March 2020
Portland partner Brendan Gutierrez McDonnell is quoted in this article regarding Oregon’s economic response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Communications Daily, Telemarketing Banned During New York State of Emergency, 23 March 2020
This brief cites K&L Gates regarding the ban of telemarketing in New York during the COVID-19 outbreak.

LexGo.be (Belgium), COVID-19: Can Directors’ and Shareholders’ Meetings Be Held Remotely in Belgium?, 23 March 2020
An article by Brussels partners Jeroen Smets and Patrice Corbiau and associate Charlotte Stynen regarding remote meeting during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Australian Financial Review, 'It's a fireball': Solly Lew's stimulus plea, 20 March 2020
Sydney partner Sam Brown is quoted in this article regarding the effects of COVID-19 on the Australian rental market.

Project Finance International, Americas: US – Virus-linked supply improving, panelists say, 18 March 2020
Discusses a K&L Gates webinar on the impact of COVID-19 on solar supply chain.

Ignites, Special Webcast: Bracing Your Business for Coronavirus, 17 March 2020
Article notes Washington partner Lori Schneider among the presenters at an upcoming webinar on how brokers and advisors can navigate COVID-19.

Freight Waves, Relief possible for government freight delayed by COVID-19, 17 March 2020
Washington, D.C., associate Amy Conant Hoang is quoted in this article regarding relief for trucking companies under federal contracts due to disruptions caused by COVID-19.

Mutual Fund Directors Forum, K&L Gates Attorneys Suggest Oversight Strategies Amid Virus Crisis, 17 March 2020
Discusses a K&L Gates alert regarding the SEC’s guidance on COVID-19.

Daily Business Review, Coronavirus in the Workplace: Seven Things For Employers to Do Now, 9 March 2020
An article by Miami partner April Boyer and Charleston associate Claire Flowers regarding how employers can prepare for COVID-19 in the workplace.

NC Bar Blog, The Legal Consequences of COVID-19 on Your Contracts: Force Majeure in Different Jurisdictions and Industries, and Some Practical Guidance, 6 March 2020
An article by Hong Kong partner Christopher Tung regarding the legal consequences of COVID-19 on contracts.

Law360, It's All Practice Groups On Deck To Tackle Coronavirus, 4 March 2020
Notes K&L Gates among firms that have formed dedicated coronavirus task forces.

Natural Gas World, Editorial: Coronavirus Threatens Long-Term SPAs, 3 March 2020
Cites a K&L Gates alert regarding the impact of COVID-19 on the LNG market.

K&L Gates’ COVID-19 center has also been listed as a resource for businesses on pages from the Portland Business Journal; the Charlotte Business Journal; Greater Portland Inc.; The News Register (OR); and the Association of Corporate Counsel, among others.

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